Colorado has begun to deactivate the crisis standards that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The crisis standards were implemented for hospital staffing and emergency medical services.
Here’s what the numbers look like
Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the epidemiologist for the state has done modeling that showed about 1 in 69 people were infectious with COVID-19. Herlihy said the numbers are still high but moving in the right direction.
The statewide estimate is that 90% of people are immune to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 or are protected against severe disease.
Herlihy said that the current levels of immunity could remain this high all the way until June. However, a new COVID-19variant could change that.
Colorado’s most recent seven-day positivity rate is 6.88%, which is a decline from the 29% rate just a few weeks prior.
The goal is to have a positivity rate at 5% or lower.
Overall, health officials are feeling optimistic, but still remain cautious as things can always change.
Vaccination and boosters are still a valuable form of protection against COVID-19.